Summary: This is my Man Cave PC. Its mounted under a shelf hooked up to my stereo system and a 32" LCD. I've also got a 17" LCD as a secondary monitor. Great for watching movies and surfing the net while hiding out. I also mounted a WIFI/Bluetooth card and dual antennas. Used parts for a broken Laptop to build this. The Laptop's LCD was busted. Moved the RAM, Hard Drive, WIFI NIC over. Only thing I had to buy was a CPU.
Summary: For its size, it's really packed with a lot of functionality. Its small, quiet and unobtrusive. It can be the perfect PC for many roles such as HTPC, Server, SFF PC, and Kiosk PC. Due to its small size, it can only support CPUs with a TDP of 65W or less. It has 2 SODIMM slots and can support 16GB of Ram. It has 2xSata II and 1xmstata ports. It has 2xGigabit NICs that can be teamed. It can support 1x2.5" device. The quality of case and build is enterprise grade.
Pros: Everything about this system evokes good design with qualitly components. I'm running Xubuntu with a Celeron G1620 CPU, and the performance is outstanding. With the dual Ethernet ports, serial port, HDMI and DVI video out, and mini-PCIE slot; this system could be used for all kinds of embedded applications, dedicated router/firewall, etc., but it also does a fine job as a general purpose desktop system.
Summary: I have built about 15 of these so far. I own a small IT consulting business and build these for customers. I add an Intel i5 3.2 processor with 4gb ram and a 120gb ssd. I have installed both Win7 and 8.1. These things rock. Very quick to put together and amazingly fast boot times. Performance is great. I have customers that use somewhat heavy applications like QuickBooks Enterprise and have had no complaints about performance.
Summary: Put an I5 core in it 8 gigs of ram a ssd and a non raid drive box(my own preference). This was replacing an old AMD 6 core desktop and so far I have had no issues. The shuttle is so quiet you cant even tell that its is on.
Summary: It's my second one. I bought the first as a navigation computer, single use only, but gave it away as a gift so got this one to replace it. It's not for everyone but if you want a small computer with low power consumption that is fast and stable it may be the right one. Had some trouble with memory installation. The telephone/e-mail support from Shuttle was very good. I used the i3 processor, an SSD hard drive, 4 GB memory, and Win7, it boots fast runs quiet and cool.
Summary: I've built Shuttles for many years. This one is the most bang for the size yet. It goes together very quickly and preforms like a big box. Very few drawbacks. Sound is only available at the front jack if you dont use HDMI. Top and sides need to be clear for air circulation. But it is silent. You know the two fans are running because you feel the hot air coming out the side. With a full size CPU of your choice, it is the smallest footprint available today.
Summary: Awesome little machine; I'm using it with ESX 5.5 and booting from SD card slot and working great! I had to make a customer install after googling around because the Ethernet driver is not included in vanilla ESX 5.5 install disk. Once I figured that they are great little quite machines with lots of power and amazingly small footprint. They also are nearly silent in operation.